I am a licensed professional counselor in Arkansas with over 18 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I work with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, anger management, and stress management. I have worked with people of all ages in various settings, including acute care, outpatient, intensive outpatient, school-based, college, and residential care.
My counseling style is collaborative and client-centered. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion and will encourage you to do the work to reach your personal goals. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, motivational interviewing, coaching, and reality therapy techniques. I will tailor our dialogue and your treatment plan to meet your unique needs.
It takes courage to seek and work towards a more fulfilling and happier life. Change can be tough, but you don't have to do it alone. If you are ready to seek positive change, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
AR LPC P0901004
I felt safe with Vanessa right away. We had several message visits before we had a video call. She didn't pressure me to make a video appointment and that worked well for me not feeling pressured. She is kind, knowledgeable, and firm. She is a good active listener and made suggestions that made sense for my situation and personality, and bc of that I didn't feel overwhelmed but supported and challenged. All good for growth.
Written on Jul 05, 2023 after therapy with Vanessa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
She’s the best she listens and gives the great advice and insight.
Written on May 18, 2023 after therapy with Vanessa for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Vanessa is an amazing listener and gives me sound advice. She always has uplifting things to say as well as things I don’t want to hear at times, but need to hear. I would recommend her to anyone. Wonderful therapist!
Written on Apr 27, 2023 after therapy with Vanessa for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I have been having sessions with Vanessa for about 6 months now and I look forward to them weekly. I’m going through lots of transitions in life and she gives the right amount of balance between listening and then offering steps to help solve what I may see as insurmountable problems. It’s good to have an ear to listen and someone who can also help you sort through your thoughts and emotions. She’s the best.
Written on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Vanessa for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, and career difficulties
During our first session, Vanessa was able to quickly assess the situation I described to her and then provided constructive input on how to work through the issue.
Written on Nov 13, 2021 after therapy with Vanessa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties
Vanessa is delight! She is attentive, and leaves me constantly impressed with her recall from previous conversations. I would recommend her to anyone.
Written on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Vanessa for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts